posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 10:44 PM
the best answer is just like anything in wallstreet, is that they weren't as bad off as lead to believe.
what probably happened is they lost all credibility with their lenders, the international banking cartel, which cut off their money supply.
possibly on purpose, so their ponzi scheme was about to collapse.
with the bailout money, they were able to continue to make payments to important investors. i.e. the architects of the scheme and those who keep it
where these sharks usually get their feed, is from mickey mouse investors, the people who have $5,000 in stocks and think they're gordon gekko,
and have no clue about the nasdaq, beside more points good, less points bad.
they are at the mercy of stock brokers, who pluck away at them telling them where to invest until the hammer drops in a year and wipes them out.
when all these minnows got scared and demanded their money, the trough dried up, and they were all about to collapse.
the bailout refilled the trough, building up the minnows confidence to swim back to the trap, the stock exchange, where their greed at all this
food makes them easy pickings for the sharks.